Frank Warren: Tyson Fury Vs. Anthony Joshua Probably Won’t Happen
Tyson Fury versus Anthony Joshua may never happen.
That’s at least according to Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren. Warren told talkSPORT that ever since those negotiations fell apart, it seems difficult to see how they could ever pick it back up.
“AJ’s gonna come back – a couple of fights to get him back into the situation, he’s gotta win those fights. And I think he’s very vulnerable,” Warren said.
“I’m not being disrespectful to him, but I wouldn’t be surprised by any fight that he loses now because I just think he’s a very beatable fighter now.
“If Tyson comes through Dec 3, he’s gonna fight Oleksandr Usyk and after that he may wind up fighting Joe Joyce…”
The heavyweight division has been extremely active following Fury and Deontay Wilder’s return and the outcome of Oleksandr Usyk and Joshua’s rematch.
Back in August, Usyk upset Joshua for the second consecutive time. He defeated the British boxer by split decision, retaining the IBF, WBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts.
Before that fight, Fury was cheering on Joshua so that the two could have a British megafight.
However, things didn’t turn out his way. All signs then began to point towards an undisputed title match between Fury, who is the WBC champion, and Usyk. It was reportedly being targeted for Super Bowl weekend in February.
But those rumors were put to a halt after Fury called out Joshua – repeatedly – on social media. This was also because – despite Usyk saying he only wanted a fight with Fury next – Usyk announced that he was not fighting again until 2023.
Fury, according to his promoters, wanted to fight in December.
After not much of a response from Joshua, Derek Chisora came into the picture for a trilogy fight. But then those talks dropped, and Joshua was back in the narrative after he accepted via social media.
Warren told the media that a contract was on the way for Joshua and his Matchroom Boxing team.
But that contract was never reportedly agreed on nor signed.
So came Chisora once again.
On Thursday, Top Rank officially announced the trilogy of Fury vs. Chisora. The two already met in 2011 and 2014, where Fury walked away with both victories.
“It’s not our fault or Tyson’s fault this fight did not happen, it’s not our fault, 100 per cent,” Warren added about Fury-Joshua.